Just for Kids in Brampton
At our office we stress and believe on the principle that "precaution and prevention are better than cure". We believe that bringing your children for regular cleaning and checkup appointments will always keep the oral health to the optimal level.
At Our Office We Provide:
- Dental cleaning appointments
- Oral hygiene instructions specifically for kids
- Filling Appointments
- Braces referrals
- Customized Mouth guards
How to Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums for your Children
Brushing and Flossing
It is very important to brush teeth at least two time every day and for at least two minutes. Only a soft bristle toothbrush should be used. It is always a good idea to inspect a toddler's teeth after they brush.
Flossing can be introduced to children early on as long as it is being supervised by an adult. Kids' flossers come in a variety of colors that make flossing a fun activity for them.
Watch for a Sweet Tooth
Children eat and snack a lot of sugary food items (foods rich in starch or carbohydrates). Always watch for the sugar content in their diet.
High Sugar + Bacteria = Acid
Acid attacks teeth by eroding them. This makes it easier for the bacteria to penetrate teeth, leading to cavities and ultimately, an infection.
Maintain your Regular Dental Appointments
Keeping up with regular dental appointments for your children is the best thing one can do to maintain optimal health. The frequency of the dental appointments should be decided at the discretion of the dentist and the dental hygienist, as all children have different needs.
Oral Hygiene for Children: Quick Tips
- Brushing teeth at least twice a day for at least 2 minutes. Brush once after breakfast and before going to bed.
- Floss teeth at least once a day (especially before going to bed)
- Watch the sugar content in the daily diet.
- No milk bottle at bedtime.